9 days in Washington State Itinerary

9 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Seattle, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 1 night
Drive
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Olga, Orcas Island
— 1 night
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Anacortes, Fidalgo Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly

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Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Visit Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Indianapolis to Olympic National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Olympic National Park is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Indianapolis in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Olympic National Park, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Port Townsend

— 1 night
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Worden State Park, then steep yourself in history at The Starrett House Inn, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express.

Plan trip to Port Townsend with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Olga.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Olga, Orcas Island

— 1 night
Olga is a waterfront unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.HistoryOlga was founded in 1860, after William Moore homesteaded the region. On the 5th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Moran State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Outer Island Expeditions.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Olga trip builder tool.

You can drive from Port Townsend to Olga in 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Anacortes.

Things to do in Olga

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Anacortes, Fidalgo Island

— 1 night
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stop by SeaBear Wild Salmon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Deception Pass State Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Anacortes trip builder tool.

You can travel from Olga to Anacortes in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Anacortes can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Anacortes

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then gain insight at University of Washington.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle route planner.

Traveling by car from Anacortes to Seattle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. April in Seattle sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.